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Halo Around a Pulsar could Explain Why We See Antimatter Coming from Space

Astronomers have been watching a nearby pulsar with a strange halo around it. That pulsar might answer a question that's…

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Science Fiction Might Be Right After All. There Might Be Breathable Atmospheres Across the Universe

The last few years has seen an explosion of exoplanet discoveries. Some of those worlds are in what we deem…

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North and South America, At Night

Along with all of their space-exploration, planet-hunting, and astronomy-based endeavours, NASA also keeps a very keen eye on Earth. In…

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We Know We’re Made of Stardust. But Did it Come From Red Giants?

We've all heard this one: when you drink a glass of water, that water has already been through a bunch…

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Landslides Work Differently on Mars, and Now We Might Know Why

Some landslides, both here on Earth and on Mars, behave in a puzzling way: They flow a lot further than…

2 months ago

A Brand New Island in the Pacific has Survived 5 Years

A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It's named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of…

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Time-lapse Captured from the International Space Station

400 photos. 11 minutes. That's what it took to create this time-lapse of the Earth and stars as the International…

3 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: October 16, 2019 – Jeffrey Kargel Talks Climate Change on Earth and Beyond

Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Moiya McTier (https://www.moiyamctier.com/ / @GoAstroMo) Jeff…

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Confirmed. Fossils That Formed 3.5 billion Years Ago, Really are Fossils. The Oldest Evidence of Life Found So Far

The title of Earth's Earliest Life has been returned to the fossils in the Pilbara region of Australia. The Pilbara…

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A Distant Asteroid Collision Gave Earthly Biodiversity An Ancient Boost

About 466 million years ago, there was an asteroid collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The collision…

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